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Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Second Best Dinner of the Trip



The Aconcagua110 team assembled in Mendoza this evening for the pre-expedition team dinner.  It was what I'm sure will be the second best dinner of the entire trip.  The best, of course, will be the one we have to toast our success when we return.  Everything in the middle is sure to suck.  Such is mountain climbing fuel.

Seems like a really great group of folks.  Several of them are gunning for the 7, but no one is farther than 2 (Elbus the most common).  Guides are very cool.  I'm getting good climbing vibes!

Tomorrow we get together at 9:30 am (it's 1:20 am right now) for some last minute shopping, then we will get our permits only 1,800 Argentine Pesos (don't tell Leslie that's about $550), and jump on a bus up to Penitentes where we will stay the night before hitting the trail on Tuesday.

A few more photos on Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurthu/sets/72157623180178341/

1 comment:

Leslie said...

What a beautiful picture filled with beautiful people! Looks like an awesome group. Only 1,800 pesos! Not so bad....
Have a wonderful sleep in a cozy bed and I'll talk to you soon.
Nighty night tootz. Love you